The Los Altos History Museum offers a variety of full and part time career opportunities. 
If you are interested in a position at the Museum, please submit your resume and letter of interest to:

Elisabeth Ward
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

The Los Altos History Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we can only contact those candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements of the open positions.

Current Openings

Development Events Representative

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Opened in 1977 in the heart of our civic center, the Los Altos History Museum is a highly successful community museum located about 30 miles south of San Francisco. The 1.36 acre Museum complex consists of a 1905 historic house museum interpreted as an orchardist’s home in the 1930s, a modern 3-story 8,200-square-foot museum building, and outdoor agricultural displays, next to a heritage orchard. We feature top-quality, award-winning original exhibitions and superior curriculum–based education programs amid an active schedule of lectures, programs, family activities and special events which attract diverse audiences. Serving over 21,000 people a year from all around the Bay Area, the private nonprofit Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum manages a collections of over 16,000 items. The Museum is fortunate to have tremendous community support and a talented volunteer network. Our annual budget (approx. $500,000) is funded by individual donations, municipal support, grants, membership, bequests, special events, gift store sales and an active event rentals program.

Job Description:

One of a small professional staff, the DEVELOPEMENT EVENTS REPRESENTATIVE is responsible for ensuring the Museum’s non-profit core educational mission is supported by appropriate revenue-generating activities including large-scale public events. As a fully integrated part of a team including the Executive Director, Exhibit Curator, Collection Strategist, Outreach Coordinator, and Office Manager, the DEVELOPMENT EVENTS REPRESENTATIVE is the face of the Museum to external clients, including private rentals and corporate clients. Requires Weekend and Evening Hours. Compressed schedule (10 hours a day/4 days a week) Wed – Saturday possible.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages all rental inquiries: Shows prospective clients the facility, processes paperwork, maintains calendar in harmony with other Museum activities, ensures onsite supervision during events.
  • Corporate Relations: Identifies appropriate corporate partnership to cultivate for corporate rentals, corporate sponsorships, auction donations, or business memberships.
  • Development: Works with the Fundraising Committee to develop strategies to maximize impact of fundraising events, including an annual auction and ticketed special events. Serves as staff support to Fundraising Event subcommittees.
  • Public Relations. Works with the Public Program Committee to ensure the smooth operation of large, public, revenue-generating events, such as Apricot STEM Fair and Train Days.
  • Program Development: Works with staff to leverage Museum programs to generate supplemental income, including classes, special tours for groups and schools, and community-based rental events.
  • Marketing: Decides on strategy for pricing, generating leads, and cultivating clients that complement and support the Museum’s mission. Maintains social media presence to generate leads and decides on other marketing initiatives.
  • Property management: Works with the Facilities Committee to ensure the safe and orderly utilization of Museum grounds and property during events and return of all property to pre-event status.

Required Skills:

  • Is professional and poised, working easily with the public, volunteers and staff
  • Is a persuasive representative of the Museum, encouraging clients to support the museum by booking events
  • Is familiar with marketing techniques; graphic design skills a plus
  • Is responsible, courteous, responsive, and capable of setting a high standard of customer service for the organization.
  • Has a track record of producing successful fundraising events
  • Can lift 20 pounds and has a valid California driver’s licenseJob Location: Los Altos, CA (San Francisco Bay Area/Peninsula) Company Name: Los Altos History Museum